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The Civics Center

Communications Coordinator and Assistant to the Director

Employment type
Part-Time
Posted
about 1 month ago
Location
Los Angeles
Description

The Civics Center is a nonpartisan, nonprofit organization that focuses on high school voter registration and civic engagement throughout the United States. More than 3.5 million high school students graduate from high school every year, and the vast majority are eligible to register to vote before they graduate. Yet no effective infrastructure exists to make sure that every eligible student receives an equal opportunity to register to vote in high school. As a result, registration rates for young people trail dramatically behind older Americans, and this situation has worsened with COVID-19.  

The Civics Center seeks to address this challenge by promoting peer-to-peer high school voter registration drives, raising awareness of the opportunities for high school voter registration, and promoting policy reforms at the school, local, state, and national levels that will encourage youth civic engagement and voter registration. 

Scope of Work
Following the 2020 election, The Civics Center is expanding its youth and democracy programs through grassroots organizing and policy campaigns.
 
The Communications Coordinator and Assistant to the Director will primarily be responsible for the development and management of The Civics Center’s communications platforms. With respect to the communications functions, responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
Coordinate with Director of Youth Programs to produce cross-platform materials necessary for the publicity and implementation of programs and events
Draft content for and manage campaigns to diverse audiences including students, educators, donors, and policymakers in diverse media, including email, postcards, and texting
Oversee strategy, create content, and manage all social media platforms, including Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and LinkedIn; manage social media interns working on relevant projects to produce content
Update and oversee Squarespace website as needed 
Maintain, draft posts, and oversee our newsletter, online blog, and press releases
Direct visual design of campaigns and other materials and manage 2-3 part-time graphic designers
Oversee and conduct research on topics related to voting and civic engagement 
Assist with projects related to local, state, and national laws and policies related to youth voter registration and education and assist with the development and implementation of policy and awareness campaigns.  
 
With respect to the role of Assistant to the Director, responsibilities include assisting the Director, as needed, with all aspects of project administration.

Requirements include excellent oral and written communication skills, great interpersonal skills, organization and attention to detail, creativity, and judgment. The ability to work in or quickly learn Google Suite, Asana, Mailchimp, Sendgrid, and a variety of other software applications pertinent to fulfilling the requirements of the position is also required. 

The Communications Coordinator reports to the Director of The Civics Center. The work can be performed remotely (in the U.S.). The position is hourly and part-time up to 19 hours per week, with the possibility of leading to a full-time position as the project grows. Pay commensurate with experience. 

Scope of Work
Following the 2020 election, The Civics Center is expanding its youth and democracy programs through grassroots organizing and policy campaigns.
 
The Communications Coordinator and Assistant to the Director will primarily be responsible for the development and management of The Civics Center’s communications platforms. With respect to the communications functions, responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Coordinate with Director of Youth Programs to produce cross-platform materials necessary for the publicity and implementation of programs and events
  • Draft content for and manage campaigns to diverse audiences including students, educators, donors, and policymakers in diverse media, including email, postcards, and texting
  • Oversee strategy, create content, and manage all social media platforms, including Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and LinkedIn; manage social media interns working on relevant projects to produce content
  • Update and oversee Squarespace website as needed 
  • Maintain, draft posts, and oversee our newsletter, online blog, and press releases
  • Direct visual design of campaigns and other materials and manage 2-3 part-time graphic designers
  • Oversee and conduct research on topics related to voting and civic engagement 
  • Assist with projects related to local, state, and national laws and policies related to youth voter registration and education and assist with the development and implementation of policy and awareness campaigns.  

 
With respect to the role of Assistant to the Director, responsibilities include assisting the Director, as needed, with all aspects of project administration.

Requirements include excellent oral and written communication skills, great interpersonal skills, organization and attention to detail, creativity, and judgment. The ability to work in or quickly learn Google Suite, Asana, Mailchimp, Sendgrid, and a variety of other software applications pertinent to fulfilling the requirements of the position is also required. 

The Communications Coordinator reports to the Director of The Civics Center. The work can be performed remotely (in the U.S.). The position is hourly and part-time up to 19 hours per week, with the possibility of leading to a full-time position as the project grows. Pay commensurate with experience.  
 

To apply

To apply, please send a resume, writing sample, and cover letter with your statement of interest to [email protected]The Civics Center will be interviewing applicants on an ongoing basis.

The Civics Center is a project of Community Partners, a 501(c)(3) organization.